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2014 Interbike Award: Best Place For Bikes

September 26, 2014

Interbike 2014 took place in Las Vegas in September and is an annual event celebrating bicycling. Interbike “produce[s] retail education events such as the IBD Summit, media events like Charged Up and The Women’s Story, and the world’s largest 2-day OutDoor Demo. We open our doors to the cyclists who power our industry with Interbike Customer Appreciation Day. We’re the largest contributor to PeopleForBikes and we’re proud to be one of the largest supporters of the bike industry – where our efforts help change the world through cycling.” As part of the event, Interbike awards excellence including the “Best Place...

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In Indianapolis, a Bike Path to Progress

March 5, 2014

The New York Times highlights the Cultural Trail and how it is putting Indianapolis on the map for bold ideas. “For an old car town, Indianapolis has been doing a lot for biking lately. A new eight-mile landscaped bike and pedestrian pathway is helping residents rediscover their city and reshaping how outsiders view it. The trail is putting Indianapolis on the map as a place to see bold innovation, along with the Colts and some car races in a town long known as an international racing capital, home to the Indy 500 and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Indianapolis Cultural Trail,...

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Indianapolis Cultural Trail recipient of a 2013 Downtown Pinnacle Award by the International Downtown Association

October 15, 2013

(New York, NY. – Oct. 7, 2013) – During its World Congress and 59th Annual Conference, the International Downtown Association recognized the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick with a Downtown Pinnacle Award. The Indianapolis Cultural Trail was among 24 qualified entries in the category of Public Space. This category recognizes capital improvements that enhanced the urban design, physical function or economic viability of downtown and the community. “We are honored to receive such a prestigious recognition and set a standard for how public spaces can connect communities,” stated Kären Haley, executive director, Indianapolis Cultural Trail,...

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Bold Moves and Brave Actions

August 29, 2013

Project for Public Spaces calls Indianapolis Cultural Trail one of the boldest projects happening around the world. Great cities don’t just happen. They are the result of dedicated citizens and public officials who care about their hometowns and who are wiling to shake things up to make them better places to live, work and play. This almost always involves imaginative innovations, which defy all the conventional wisdom about how to plan cities. Here are five success stories from five continents that can encourage you to initiate some bold moves to turn around things in your own town. Melbourne gloriously revived...

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City awards $1M in federal funds for bike-rental service

August 29, 2013

City of Indianapolis DPW awards $1 million in federal CMAQ funds for bikeshare equipment. The Indianapolis Board of Public Works awarded $1 million in federal funds to B-Cycle LLC, a Wisconsin company that will bring its bike-rental service to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. The public works board on Wednesday afternoon awarded the contract, which allows B-Cycle to spend up to $1.5 million to install its electronic stations and purchase bikes. Any spending beyond the federal funds will be covered by the Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc., a private not-for-profit entity that’s supposed to raise money for maintaining the eight-mile path. The...

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Local Group Announces Payne Connect10n Plaza

August 1, 2012

Happy Trails To You Local group announces Payne Connect10n Plaza, a trailhead that will honor more than a decade of community building and trail construction. In April 2007, construction on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick began on Alabama Street. A mix of construction signs, barricades and jackhammers hinted at the amount of work required to construct an eight-mile bike and pedestrian path through the city’s urban core. But behind the tools and signs were six years of brainstorming, partnership building, fundraising and community planning paved the way for the project. Since that 2007 ground-breaking...

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Herron Campers Show Art on the Trail

August 1, 2012

Art by kids about community! Campers from Herron School of Art and Design’s summer Youth Art Camp will exhibit their art on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick, on Saturday, August 4, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This fun and creative one-day display will be by the IUPUI portion of the Trail following Blackford Street between Vermont and New York Streets. On view will be collaborative artworks made by campers, such as ceramic totem poles created with visiting artist Barbara Zech or colorfully drawn magnets, signs and flags with sayings such as: “Love this Trail”,...

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Indianapolis Takes America’s Boldest Step

May 31, 2012

From Breaking Travel News… Indianapolis Takes America’s Boldest Step With $3 billion in new tourism products brought online, Indianapolis has continued full-speed ahead. Indianapolis’ newest endeavor, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, does not stop the trend. The Cultural Trail is a world-class bike and pedestrian path that allows both visitors and locals to explore the Circle City the right way. Coined one of the most walkable downtowns in the nation, Indy will use this innovative project to aid in healthy and convenient travel. The five downtown cultural districts connected by the Indianapolis Cultural Trail include Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Mass Ave,...

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Fred Wilson Public Art Project Discontinued

January 9, 2012

For Immediate Release December 13, 2011 Fred Wilson Public Art Project Discontinued CICF will support new public art/memorial project to be led by community advocates INDIANAPOLIS, IN – E Pluribus Unum, a proposed public art project by New York-based artist Fred Wilson for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick has been discontinued following unanimous votes by the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. Boards of Directors. The decision came after the conclusion of a two-year community input process. CICF will instead support a new public art/memorial project to be located on the...

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ArtPlace Grant for Swarm Street

September 16, 2011

For Immediate Release September 15, 2011 Contact: Ronnetta Spalding 317.507.2366 ronnetta.spalding@yahoo.com Cultural Trail’s ‘Swarm Street’ Project Selected as a National Leader Through New ArtPlace Initiative Receives $250,000 Investment from Widely Influential Private-Public Collaboration to Revitalize America’s Cities and Towns Indianapolis, IN – In an innovative development that is affecting Indianapolis as well as some two dozen other cities and towns across the nation, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick has received a grant of $250,000 from an unprecedented new private-public collaboration, ArtPlace (www.artplaceamerica.org). The grant will help support the trail’s largest public art installation –...

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